Polk County

Marjorie Hayes



Marjorie Hayes, 20, Is WAVES Recruit

Miss Marjorie Hayes, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Hayes, 2626 Maple st., has joined the WAVES and will report next week for basic training at Hunter college, New York, N.Y. Miss Hayes is a graduate of East High school and has been employed as an elevator operator at Younkers.

Source: The DesMoines Register, March 22, 1943 (photo included)


A JEEP Ready to Roll...for Every Name On Our Honor Roll!

That's the slogan of twelve hundred Younker employees for the next three weeks. A great mass-meeting was held last Wednesday morning to organize for this store's one hundred percent participation in this nation-wide campaign. Selling is our business. Enthusiasm is high.

Our plan is to sell enough War Bonds and Stamps to buy a JEEP for every name on our honor roll. A Jeep costs about $1000. 136 of our employees have gone from our store to enter the service. Our goal then is $136,000. Watch our 7th and Walnut Street corner window for daily posting of our progress in this drive.

It's a big job...ours and yours. It must be done quickly, thoroughly and successfully. We've all got to pitch in and help...buy and sell to reach the tremendous goal set for the nation. Younkers has installed special War Bond, Stamp and Corsage booths on nearly every floor for your convenience. Immediate delivery of War Bonds will be made.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, April 12, 1943 (photograph of Marjorie G. Hayes included)

Marjorie Hayes, yeoman, second class, in the WAVES, who posed recently for a nationwide recruiting poster, checking out a pilot before he goes on a routine fight, is spending a 15-day leave with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Hayes, 2226 Maple st.

Yeoman Hayes enlisted Feb 25, 1943, received her boot training at hunter college, New York City, and is now stationed in the educational office at the naval air base, Miami, Fla.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, April 26, 1944 (photo included)